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 for To return a lead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Return \Re*turn"\, v. t.
     1. To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a
        borrowed book, or a hired horse.
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              Both fled attonce, ne ever back returned eye.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
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     3. To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
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              The Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine own
              head.                                 --1 Kings ii.
                                                    44.
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     4. To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return
        thanks.
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     5. To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
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              If you are a malicious reader, you return upon me,
              that I affect to be thought more impartial than I
              am.                                   --Dryden.
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     6. To report, or bring back and make known.
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              And all the people answered together, . . . and
              Moses returned the words of the people unto the
              Lord.                                 --Ex. xix. 8.
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     7. To render, as an account, usually an official account, to
        a superior; to report officially by a list or statement;
        as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to
        return the result of an election.
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     8. Hence, to elect according to the official report of the
        election officers. [Eng.]
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     9. To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with
        a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
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     10. To convey into official custody, or to a general
         depository.
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               Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and return
               the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     11. (Tennis) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
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     12. (Card Playing) To lead in response to the lead of one's
         partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a
         club.
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     To return a lead (Card Playing), to lead the same suit led
        by one's partner.
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     Syn: To restore; requite; repay; recompense; render; remit;
          report.
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